This is us layout for Doodlebug Deisgn

Monday, July 25, 2022

I love collections that have amazing colors and that are super versatile and easy to use for every occasion or theme. This collection is like that for sure and I love the amazing color scheme. I decided to go with a layout this week and to scrap an old picture on which I had friends over at my house.

For this layout I wanted to use a maximum of all the patterned papers. An easy way to do that is to choose one of your punches and to punch out shapes from every paper. Here, I used a 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch square punch. I cut some of them in four, to have mini squares too. 

I wanted to place the squares a bit randomly on the page and to integrate the photo later. So I placed my squares on the layout, starting with the big ones, after distressing the edges and corners of each square. Then I placed the smaller ones, also layering them on the bigger ones. 

When I had everything placed on my background, I chose a place for the photo and matted it with some scraps of paper before adhering it to the layout with foam tape. 

I went through all the embellishments and chose enamel dots and enamel shapes, fussy-cut flowers and some mini Doodle Pops to decorate the squares and the page.

For my title, I chose one of the Chit & Chat word die cuts saying: "This is us" and I also cut out the letters "Home sweet Home" from a banner. 
To finish I splattered gold paint.

I hope you enjoyed the process and are excited to use this collection too...:)

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Doodlebug products used:

My happy place collection

Other products used:

Heidi Swapp Color Shine


Cute cards for Doodlebug Design Team

Monday, July 11, 2022

For this project, I was in the mood of creating some cards. What I really love about the Doodlebug collections, is that you get a matching cards pack with every collection. So no need to create a card base before you start, you just grab one of the designs in the pack and start embellishing.

I'm a big fan of layering and dimension and I'm super jealous of the talented crafters that create those amazing layered embellishments with stitching and tulle and all the things... I'm really better at making layouts and still need to practice my layering. But I thought I'd give it a go and I'm very happy with the result.

There are three main things that I did to make my embellishing look thick, dimensional and fluffy. First I created a rosette. Second thing is, I stitched a piece of tulle behind some die cut words. And the last thing is... obviously... that I used thick foam squares ;)

I decided to go traditional and use two simple card bases in red and yellow. I made two rosettes, one black and white striped and one with rainbow colors. To start, I glued some pompoms behind the rosettes and attached the rosettes to the bases using foam squares.
Then I went through the flower and leaves die cuts from the Bits&Pieces pack and adhered those behind and on top of the rosettes. 

For the sentiment, I used a big word die cut from the Chit&Chat pack and zig-zag stitched it to a piece of tulle. I then used thick foam squares to attach it to the rosette. 
I then added some embellishments to the "construction" ;) like enamel dots and shapes, Doodle Pops, which added even more dimension, and stickers. For a final little touch, I glued a tiny flower to a even tinier paper clip and attached it to a flower. I also splattered some paint on the cards.

I'm super happy with how the cards turned out and am already excited to gift them to someone :). 
I hope you like the inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by and see you very soon!

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Doodlebug products used:

My Happy Place collection

Tiny paper clips

Other products used:

Pompom trim in white and pink

Tulle in pink and teal

 White thread

White paint

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